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Old 11-13-2006, 05:34 PM   #76
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I'm old enough to remember...

Waiting for U2 to show up at the Live Aid concert.

Good times.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:17 PM   #77
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I remember typewriters and flashbulbs, moonwalking and walking like an egyptian!!

I also remember when Mc Donalds came in styrofoam!

And yes Ubes, that's the elliiottt
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #78
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Let's see.... I never smoked, but I worked in a grocery store as a teenager and remember when cigarettes went from 75 cents a pack to $1.25 - oh how the smokers bitched about that one!! If they'd only known, huh? (Keep in mind, I live in one of the biggest if not THE biggest 'bacco producing states where they've fought for years to keep prices down so people will keep buying - NC. )

I remember all the McDonald's guys: RMcD, of course, but Hamburglar, Grimace, Mayor McCheese, and those little creeps that looked like cheerleading pompoms with legs - what were those things called?!?!?

I remember seeing The Rescuers, The Fox & The Hound, and both Apple Dumpling Gang movies when they were released.

I remember when Elvis & John Lennon died & when Ronald Reagan was shot.

I remember John Chancellor as the nightly news anchor for NBC.

I also remember Video Jukebox on HBO - back when the entire county I lived in didn't have cable! We had to be at a friend's house in Wilmington for anything that fancy!

I also remember a show that I loved from Saturday mornings - my station showed it at 6:30 or something, before all the cartoons. It was about kids all over the world & you could write in for penpals - it was called 'Big Blue Marble'. Anyone else know the show?
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #79
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and those little creeps that looked like cheerleading pompoms with legs - what were those things called?!?!?
Don't be hatin on the Fry Guys.

I also remember Kids Incorporated, Kids are People Too, That's Incredible and Amazing Stories.
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I'm old enough to remember the old school big-ass gray gameboys. Good times.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:09 PM   #81
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Let's see....I remember typewriters and carbon paper and typewriter ribbon that came on spools. (You can tell that my first jobs were in very antiquated offices!)
I remember eating a "tv dinner" in front of -- yep -- the tv. The deluxe dinners even had a little section with soup in it.
I remember being very excited when I got one of the new $2 bills.
I remember something called "trading stamps". You got stamps when you bought groceries and gas, and you pasted them in a book. You could then redeem them at a special store for real stuff -- including furniture. (This is a hazy memory, so if anyone else remembers this, please confirm!)
I also sort of remember my Mom getting free stuff (like juice glasses and dish-towels) in the box with the laundry detergent.

Oh -- and I remember Coke in glass bottles. It really did taste better!


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Im old enough to remember when MTV shown music.
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I remember when ALL soft drinks came in glass bottles or waxed paper cups if you got the fountain version.

I remember when it was perfectly legal for your toddler to stand on the front seat of your family sedan, leaning against the dashboard while gazing at the wide world passing you by at 55 miles an hour.

I also remember when 'child restraints' meant getting pounded in the chest by your parent's right arm as they suddenly hit the brakes!

I remember when school kids had a morning break and afternoon recess & could play real games: kickball, dodge ball, frisbee. We even had a custom-made rope climbing wall (the military style that started low to the ground & went up to about 8-10 feet.) You either had to climb back down, or let yourself down on the ropes that hung from the top.
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I remember when cable consisted of the Z Channel (I think )
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by BluRmGrl
[B]I remember when ALL soft drinks came in glass bottles or waxed paper cups if you got the fountain version.


And I remember "deposit bottles". After you finished your soda, you could take the bottles back to the store and get your deposit -- 5 or 10 cents, -- back.
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Anyone recall the Helm's Bakery man; he'd drive up and down the street selling his baked goods and do-nuts....

I remember the original Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile guy visiting our local market...

I met Parnelli Jones at our local Firestone Auto Store just after he won the Indy 500 in 1963.. I was 11 at the time ...

The highlight of my childhood was Cowboy Monty Montana riding his stagecoach onto our school ground; I must've been in 3rd or 4th grade....I thought I'd died and gone to heaven...then, that fucker looked at me and called me Pancho!

Pancho?????????? Asshole!!!

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I remember something called "trading stamps". You got stamps when you bought groceries and gas, and you pasted them in a book. You could then redeem them at a special store for real stuff -- including furniture. (This is a hazy memory, so if anyone else remembers this, please confirm!)
S&H green stamps. You could even get them at the gas station. After they checked your oil for you!
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My husband remembers the Helm's bakery man

And I remember when you could still get bottled milk delivered. And we got seltzer too. I wouldn't drink it unless mom would buy the black cherry syrup/flavoring
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I remember when gas wasn't even a dollar...
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I used to fill my first car at 13 cents a gallon.....$2.25 at the most...
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